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Program Change

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2007 - 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: November 28, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Communication, Journalism, & Philosophy, Contact Ann Atkinson, Elliot 256, x8-2466. PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Sander Lee, Parker 302, x8-2777. TITLE SUMMARY: B.A., Communication PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes Program addition . Change in requirements * Program redesign Program deletion Other: RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. IHPHIL 220 Ethics replaces PHIL 320 Ethics EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the program information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm Keene State College Communication, Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies Option Philosophy Option The Communication major is an interdisciplinary program combining courses in Communication, Film, Journalism, and Philosophy. The major is designed to take a broad-based, humanities-centered view of the symbolic ways humans create meaning. The program will focus on development of skills as students learn to work with various communication tools improving their own ability to interact effectively with others and on increasing critical awareness as students study the structure, patterns and effects of communication on both themselves and society. Career options for graduates might include public relations, human resources or advocacy, media entertainment, advertising, or sales. Students majoring in Communication must complete a minimum of ten courses (40 credits) in the areas specified below. A grade of C or better must be earned in each course counted toward the major. Communication majors may count courses used for the major toward a minor in Journalism, or Philosophy; however, credits may not be counted twice. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT The student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the Division of Arts and Humanities. The complete policy statement is located at the beginning of the Bachelor's Degree Programs section in this catalog. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (minimum) 43 credits Courses taken for the Communication major may not count toward the Arts and Humanities component (B) of General Education. However, students may take additional courses in Communication, Journalism, or Philosophy to fulfill specific Arts and Humanities requirements of General Education. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 40 credits The application for formal admission to the Communication major typically occurs during the first or second semester of the sophomore year. To be admitted to the major, the student must have completed COMM 171, COMM 175, and PHIL 100. The student must earn a grade of at least a C in the three courses and achieve an average GPA of at least 2.5 in the three courses. The student must provide a transcript showing his or her grades to a Communication advisor. If the grade requirements are met, the advisor will sign the declaration of major form which formally admits the student to the major. COMMUNICATION CORE 16 credits Required of all students with a major in Communication: Core Classes Four courses required COMM 171 Public Speaking COMM 175 Introduction to Communication Studies PHIL 100 Logical Argumentation JRN 100 Introduction to Mass Communication Communication Studies Option (24 credits) ETHICS 4 credits One course required COMM 320 Ethics in Communication PHIL 320 Ethics PHIL 322 Media Ethics THEORY 4 credits One course required COMM 376 Theory of Communication and Rhetoric RESEARCH METHODS 4 credits Research Methods courses require all students to study and apply at least one of the following methods: rhetorical criticism, survey research, in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, textual analysis. Students must choose a Research Methods course which corresponds to the type of senior project they intend to complete. Choose ONE of the following courses: COMM 380 Analysis of Organizations COMM 473 Rhetorical Criticism COMM 490 Special Topics (appropriate topic) COMM 495 Seminar (appropriate topic) PHIL 313 Philosophy & The Holocaust PHIL 400 Philosophical Masters PHIL 406 Existentialism and Film PHIL 490 Advanced Special Topics (appropriate topic) PHIL 495 Seminar (appropriate topic). ELECTIVES 8 credits Select TWO of the following courses, ONE from each of TWO different areas (Communication, Journalism, or Philosophy). At least ONE course must be at the 400 level. COMM 250 Children and the Media PHIL 200 Philosophy & Critical Analysis COMM 275 Interpersonal Communication PHIL 211 Sense and Nonsense COMM 278 Group Interaction PHIL 231 Comparative Religion COMM 290 Special Topics PHIL 240 Skin, Sex, and Genes COMM 371 Speech Writing (Adv’d. Public Speaking) PHIL 260 Theories of the Body COMM 372 Intercultural Communication PHIL 304 American Philosophy COMM 375 Business and Professional Communication PHIL 306 Existentialism and Literature COMM 378 Persuasion PHIL 308 Contemporary Philosophy COMM 379 Internship PHIL 313 Philosophy & The Holocaust COMM 380 Analysis of Organizations PHIL 350 Aesthetics COMM 473 Rhetorical Criticism PHIL 360 Philosophy of Law COMM 474 Corporate/Instructional Video PHIL 400 Philosophical Masters COMM 478 Rhetorical Theory PHIL 406 Existentialism and Film COMM 490 Special Topics PHIL 490 Advanced Special Topics COMM 495 Seminar (appropriate topic) PHIL 495 Seminar COMM 498 Independent Study PHIL 498 Independent Study JRN 130 Writing for the Media JRN 230 Print Journalism (JRN 130 required) JRN 311 Mass Media History & Theory CAPSTONE One course required (May be crosslisted with a designated 400 level seminar) COMM 479 Senior Project Philosophy Option (24 credits) The Philosophy option provides students with general coverage of basic philosophical issues while developing student skills in critical and analytical thinking and exposing students to a wide range of historical and ethical manifestations of philosophical beliefs. ETHICS 4 credits One course required COMM 320 Ethics in Communication PHIL 320 Ethics PHIL 322 Media Ethics THEORY 4 credits One course required PHIL 304 American Philosophy PHIL 306 Existentialism and Literature PHIL 308 Contemporary Philosophy PHIL 310 Philosophy of Language and Rhetoric PHIL 350 Aesthetics RESEARCH METHODS 4 credits Research Methods courses require all students to study and apply at least one of the following methods: rhetorical criticism, survey research, in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, textual analysis. Students must choose a Research Methods course which corresponds to the type of senior project they intend to complete. Choose ONE of the following courses: COMM 380 Analysis of Organizations COMM 473 Rhetorical Criticism COMM 490 Special Topics (appropriate topic) COMM 495 Seminar (appropriate topic) PHIL 313 Philosophy & The Holocaust PHIL 400 Philosophical Masters PHIL 406 Existentialism and Film PHIL 490 Advanced Special Topics (appropriate topic) PHIL 495 Seminar (appropriate topic). ELECTIVES 8 credits Select TWO of the following courses, ONE from each of TWO different areas (Communication, Journalism, or Philosophy). At least ONE course must be at the 400 level. COMM 250 Children and the Media PHIL 200 Philosophy & Critical Analysis COMM 275 Interpersonal Communication PHIL 211 Sense and Nonsense COMM 278 Group Interaction PHIL 231 Comparative Religion COMM 290 Special Topics PHIL 240 Skin, Sex, and Genes COMM 371 Speech Writing (Adv’d. Public Speaking) PHIL 260 Theories of the Body COMM 372 Intercultural Communication PHIL 304 American Philosophy COMM 375 Business and Professional Communication PHIL 306 Existentialism and Literature COMM 378 Persuasion PHIL 308 Contemporary Philosophy COMM 379 Internship PHIL 313 Philosophy & The Holocaust COMM 380 Analysis of Organizations PHIL 350 Aesthetics COMM 473 Rhetorical Criticism PHIL 360 Philosophy of Law COMM 474 Corporate/Instructional Video PHIL 400 Philosophical Masters COMM 478 Rhetorical Theory PHIL 406 Existentialism and Film COMM 490 Special Topics PHIL 490 Advanced Special Topics COMM 495 Seminar (appropriate topic) PHIL 495 Seminar COMM 498 Independent Study PHIL 498 Independent Study JRN 130 Writing for the Media JRN 230 Print Journalism (JRN 130 required) JRN 311 Mass Media History & Theory CAPSTONE One course required (May be crosslisted with a designated 400 level seminar) COMM 479 Senior Project PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM: Specify degree, major, option, specialization or minor as appropriate. Provide the proposed program in its entirety and as it would appear in the KSC Catalog. If this change affects other programs, please note all the places (page numbers in the current catalog) where this change must be made. Keene State College Communication, Bachelor of Arts, pp. 29-30 KSC Catalog Communication Studies Option Philosophy Option The Communication major is an interdisciplinary program combining courses in Communication, Film, Journalism, and Philosophy. The major is designed to take a broad-based, humanities-centered view of the symbolic ways humans create meaning. The program will focus on development of skills as students learn to work with various communication tools improving their own ability to interact effectively with others and on increasing critical awareness as students study the structure, patterns and effects of communication on both themselves and society. Career options for graduates might include public relations, human resources or advocacy, media entertainment, advertising, or sales. Students majoring in Communication must complete a minimum of ten courses (40 credits) in the areas specified below. A grade of C or better must be earned in each course counted toward the major. Communication majors may count courses used for the major toward a minor in Journalism, or Philosophy; however, credits may not be counted twice. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT The student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the Division of Arts and Humanities. The complete policy statement is located at the beginning of the Bachelor's Degree Programs section in this catalog. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (minimum) 43 credits Courses taken for the Communication major may not count toward the Arts and Humanities component (B) of General Education. However, students may take additional courses in Communication, Journalism, or Philosophy to fulfill specific Arts and Humanities requirements of General Education. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 40 credits The application for formal admission to the Communication major typically occurs during the first or second semester of the sophomore year. To be admitted to the major, the student must have completed COMM 171, COMM 175, and PHIL 100. The student must earn a grade of at least a C in the three courses and achieve an average GPA of at least 2.5 in the three courses. The student must provide a transcript showing his or her grades to a Communication advisor. If the grade requirements are met, the advisor will sign the declaration of major form which formally admits the student to the major. COMMUNICATION CORE 16 credits Required of all students with a major in Communication: Core Classes Four courses required COMM 171 Public Speaking COMM 175 Introduction to Communication Studies PHIL 100 Logical Argumentation JRN 100 Introduction to Mass Communication Communication Studies Option (24 credits) ETHICS 4 credits One course required COMM 320 Ethics in Communication IHPHIL 220 Ethics PHIL 322 Media Ethics THEORY 4 credits One course required COMM 376 Theory of Communication and Rhetoric RESEARCH METHODS 4 credits Research Methods courses require all students to study and apply at least one of the following methods: rhetorical criticism, survey research, in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, textual analysis. Students must choose a Research Methods course which corresponds to the type of senior project they intend to complete. Choose ONE of the following courses: COMM 380 Analysis of Organizations COMM 473 Rhetorical Criticism COMM 490 Special Topics (appropriate topic) COMM 495 Seminar (appropriate topic) PHIL 313 Philosophy & The Holocaust PHIL 400 Philosophical Masters PHIL 406 Existentialism and Film PHIL 490 Advanced Special Topics (appropriate topic) PHIL 495 Seminar (appropriate topic). ELECTIVES 8 credits Select TWO of the following courses, ONE from each of TWO different areas (Communication, Journalism, or Philosophy). At least ONE course must be at the 400 level. COMM 250 Children and the Media PHIL 200 Philosophy & Critical Analysis COMM 275 Interpersonal Communication PHIL 211 Sense and Nonsense COMM 278 Group Interaction PHIL 231 Comparative Religion COMM 290 Special Topics PHIL 240 Skin, Sex, and Genes COMM 371 Speech Writing (Adv’d. Public Speaking) PHIL 260 Theories of the Body COMM 372 Intercultural Communication PHIL 304 American Philosophy COMM 375 Business and Professional Communication PHIL 306 Existentialism and Literature COMM 378 Persuasion PHIL 308 Contemporary Philosophy COMM 379 Internship PHIL 313 Philosophy & The Holocaust COMM 380 Analysis of Organizations PHIL 350 Aesthetics COMM 473 Rhetorical Criticism PHIL 360 Philosophy of Law COMM 474 Corporate/Instructional Video PHIL 400 Philosophical Masters COMM 478 Rhetorical Theory PHIL 406 Existentialism and Film COMM 490 Special Topics PHIL 490 Advanced Special Topics COMM 495 Seminar (appropriate topic) PHIL 495 Seminar COMM 498 Independent Study PHIL 498 Independent Study JRN 130 Writing for the Media JRN 230 Print Journalism (JRN 130 required) JRN 311 Mass Media History & Theory CAPSTONE One course required (May be crosslisted with a designated 400 level seminar) COMM 479 Senior Project Philosophy Option (24 credits) The Philosophy option provides students with general coverage of basic philosophical issues while developing student skills in critical and analytical thinking and exposing students to a wide range of historical and ethical manifestations of philosophical beliefs. ETHICS 4 credits One course required COMM 320 Ethics in Communication IHPHIL 220 Ethics PHIL 322 Media Ethics THEORY 4 credits One course required PHIL 304 American Philosophy PHIL 306 Existentialism and Literature PHIL 308 Contemporary Philosophy PHIL 310 Philosophy of Language and Rhetoric PHIL 350 Aesthetics RESEARCH METHODS 4 credits Research Methods courses require all students to study and apply at least one of the following methods: rhetorical criticism, survey research, in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, textual analysis. Students must choose a Research Methods course which corresponds to the type of senior project they intend to complete. Choose ONE of the following courses: COMM 380 Analysis of Organizations COMM 473 Rhetorical Criticism COMM 490 Special Topics (appropriate topic) COMM 495 Seminar (appropriate topic) PHIL 313 Philosophy & The Holocaust PHIL 400 Philosophical Masters PHIL 406 Existentialism and Film PHIL 490 Advanced Special Topics (appropriate topic) PHIL 495 Seminar (appropriate topic). ELECTIVES 8 credits Select TWO of the following courses, ONE from each of TWO different areas (Communication, Journalism, or Philosophy). At least ONE course must be at the 400 level. COMM 250 Children and the Media PHIL 200 Philosophy & Critical Analysis COMM 275 Interpersonal Communication PHIL 211 Sense and Nonsense COMM 278 Group Interaction PHIL 231 Comparative Religion COMM 290 Special Topics PHIL 240 Skin, Sex, and Genes COMM 371 Speech Writing (Adv’d. Public Speaking) PHIL 260 Theories of the Body COMM 372 Intercultural Communication PHIL 304 American Philosophy COMM 375 Business and Professional Communication PHIL 306 Existentialism and Literature COMM 378 Persuasion PHIL 308 Contemporary Philosophy COMM 379 Internship PHIL 313 Philosophy & The Holocaust COMM 380 Analysis of Organizations PHIL 350 Aesthetics COMM 473 Rhetorical Criticism PHIL 360 Philosophy of Law COMM 474 Corporate/Instructional Video PHIL 400 Philosophical Masters COMM 478 Rhetorical Theory PHIL 406 Existentialism and Film COMM 490 Special Topics PHIL 490 Advanced Special Topics COMM 495 Seminar (appropriate topic) PHIL 495 Seminar COMM 498 Independent Study PHIL 498 Independent Study JRN 130 Writing for the Media JRN 230 Print Journalism (JRN 130 required) JRN 311 Mass Media History & Theory CAPSTONE One course required (May be crosslisted with a designated 400 level seminar) COMM 479 Senior Project

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Keene State College

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